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Former local standout leads Presbyterian College

Former Dawson County Lady Tiger Kasay Holbrook led Division I Presbyterian College to a 8th place finish in the Big South Conference tournament April 15 in Ninety-Six, S.C.

April 29, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Cunningham wraps up spring practice

University of Tennessee punter Chad Cunningham averaged 42 yards per punt April 18 as the Vols wrapped up spring training with the annual Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium.

April 29, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Kimbrell named to NCAA national championship tournament

Former Dawson County Tiger wrestler Thomas Kimbrell was named to one of 52 total at-large qualifiers for the 2009 NCAA Division-I Wrestling National Championships, announced Wednesday, March 11 by the NCAA.

March 31, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Kimbrell named to NCAA Wrestling National Championship

Former Dawson County Tiger wrestler Thomas Kimbrell was named to one of 52 total at-large qualifiers for the 2009 NCAA Division-I Wrestling National Championships, announced Wednesday, March 11 by the NCAA.

March 17, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


All-Star basketball game set

The North Georgia High School All-Star Basketball Game will be held at 7 p.m. WEdnesday at Dawson County High School.

March 17, 2009 | | SPORTS


Athlete named to Olympic program

Twelve-year old Anela Melton has been named to the Georgia Olympic Development Program.

February 04, 2009 | | SPORTS


Sportsmen support youth hunting

The Amicalola Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its sixth annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at Rock Creek Sports Complex.

January 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Roderick to run CRA, GAS Late Model Races at SpeedFest

Casey Roderick, driver of the No. 9 Ford for the Bill Elliott Driver Development team, is gearing up for an action-packed weekend at SpeedFest 2009 at Lanier National Speedway Jan. 23-25 in Braselton.

January 21, 2009 | | SPORTS


Local players compete in junior golf event

Dawson County High School Tiger Wesley Bearden and Lady Tiger Charley Whitmire placed in the Inaugural Rudolph Junior Golf Classic at the Chattahoochee Country Club Dec. 22.

January 06, 2009 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Racing brother named race track manager

Dawsonville's Elliott family racing franchise began a new chapter in local racing history Monday when Dan Elliott was named General Manager of the newly purchased Peachstate Speedway in Jefferson.

December 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


The year in sports

The year 2008 was exciting for high school and middle school sports in Dawson County.

December 30, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Red Dirt Dash set for Saturday

WOODSTOCK - Legendary racecar driver Bill Elliott is returning to the racetrack where his illustrious career began more than three decades ago to host the "Bill Elliott 50 Red Dirt Dash" late model race on Saturday.

November 02, 2008 | | SPORTS


Chase for cup comes to Atlanta

The Chase for the Cup comes to Atlanta Motor Speedway next weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pep Boys Auto 500 and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series E-Z-Go 200 highlight what is the biggest racing weekend in Georgia.

November 02, 2008 | By Ira Miller For the Dawson Community News | SPORTS


Cunningham named player of the game

Dawson County graduate Chad Cunningham had the game of his life against Auburn Sept. 27.

October 19, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Holbrook named Presbyterian Student-Athlete of the Week

Dawson County High School graduate Kasay Holbrook was named the Presbyterian College Student-Athlete of the week on Sept. 23. Holbrook is a freshman on the women's golf team for the Division I Blue Hose team.

October 12, 2008 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


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Local driver named rookie of the year

Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.

October 28, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


‘Georgia Shaker’ is festival’s grand marshal

Known as the Georgia Shaker, Hubert Platt is the grand marshal for the 47th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 22, 2014 | | SPORTS


Voting opens for most popular NASCAR driver

It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards opened Oct. 9.

October 22, 2014 | From staff reports | SPORTS


Elliott struggles at Kansas

With four races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott remains at the top of the NASCAR Nationwide Series leader board, despite a 10th-place finish at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

October 07, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott holds on to series lead

With five races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is poised to take home the NASCAR Nationwide Championship title in his first year on the circuit.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Elliott finishes second at Richmond

Dawsonville's "hometown hero" Chase Elliott continues his Nationwide Series points lead with his latest top-five finish, taking second place.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | SPORTS


Elliott finishes fifth

HAMPTON - There was little doubt who the star of the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Hungry was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

September 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


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